Definition of sea krait in English:

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sea krait


A venomous sea snake with a compressed tail, occurring in tropical coastal waters of the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific, coming ashore to bask and breed.
  • Genus Laticauda, family Elapidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • However, in some areas, snakes such as the yellow-lipped sea krait, Laticauda colubrina, have been heavily exploited by the international leather industry.
  • ‘The yellow-lipped sea krait is so tame and docile that the venomous animals can be collected by the handful,’ says the reptile ecologist, pictured on the left.
  • Most sea snakes bear their young live in the water, but the banded sea krait lays eggs on land, either on the sand or just under it.

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